Rockin' Out: Popular Music in the USA

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Allyn and Bacon, 1997 - Music - 484 pages
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Proceeds from the assumption that music is always a social indicator; that is, it tells us something about the world around us. It responds to, mirrors, and influences the society in which we live. This social history is organized chronologically around themes and issues which explicate the connection between music and other social processes.

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Reebee Garofalo" has taught at the University of Massachusetts Boston since 1978. He is the co-author of "Rock 'n' Roll is Here to Pay" (1977), editor of "Rockin' the Boat" (1992), and co-editor of "Policing Pop" (2003). He has written numerous articles and lectured internationally on a broad range of subjects relating to popular music and the music industry and serves on the editorial collective of the "Journal of Popular Music Studies." As a fan, musician, and educator, he is immersed in music, particularly its use as a community resource and an educational tool.

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